Reforming asylum and refugee procedures is a global necessity. This Comment illustrates such necessity by introducing the case study of albino hunting in Tanzania. Current international asylum and refugee procedures prohibit persons with albinism (PWAs) from receiving protection from persecution. This Comment explores the state of affairs in Tanzania regarding the crisis of albino hunting and analyzes the Tanzanian governmental response as well as the international community's response to the crisis. It then analyzes the ineffectiveness of current international law surrounding asylum and refugee procedures under the 1951 Convention, and examines the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) policies concerning the protections of internally displaced persons. Finally, this Comment proposes the development of global Protected Entry Procedures'where individuals may complete asylum and refugee applications in diplomatic or consular representations in his or her home state'as a method of reforming international asylum and refugee procedures.
The Plight of Tanzanian Persons with Albinism: A Case for International Refugee and Asylum Procedure Reform,
Emory Int'l L. Rev.
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